MINDFUL(L)

Jodie (c2020) writes an exceptional poem/creative piece reflecting on her time sitting in on a group mindfulness session facilitated by a therapist; during her recent Psychiatry rotation.

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Prime Meridian

I twirl the globe on my night stand. The bumps of the meridians and the Andes Mountains graze the pads of my fingers. Spinning, spinning, whirling softly, I do not notice the strobing of light outside my window. My fingers become dry and my eyes become blurred from all the turning. I stop the globe. […]

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Comfort Measures

From the moment we are born, We are dying— But it doesn’t seem to matter Until someone gives us a reason to doubt We will wake up tomorrow. Then we are afraid to fall asleep, Every blink feels like a kiss of lidocaine (2%, with fear) Are we still breathing? (For how long?) In that […]

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On Dying

A university student takes a picture in front of the fall foliage with a peace sign and a gleeful smile during his weekend hike Depending on what colour the leaves are, if they’re on the trees or on the ground how long they’ve been there His picture speaks of the dying process       […]

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Order

What is it about a messy house What is it about skipping the gym for one day What is it about not talking to him at the time of night you usually talk to him What is it about missing lunch yesterday What is it about not showering in the morning What is it about […]

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Once More

It drips down my throat Warm Familiar Unbroken Drops of Ambrosia It is my answer Drowning Smudging Washed-out Grey days It holds me Gently Sinking Quietly My last refuge I wake Bright lights Sharp corners Scattered glass I trudge Back To the real Living Rhythm I insist This Will be the day I breathe But […]

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The Hospital Mash

Click Here for Soundtrack in Background The Hospital Mash   I was working on the wards, late one night When my eyes beheld an eerie sight For the patient from his bed began to rise And suddenly, to my surprise, He did the Mash! He did the Hospital Mash! He did the Mash! It was […]

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What is Wrong with Me?

What is wrong with me? I wake up and I am more tired than the day before. I can feel my body getting thinner and weaker and I don’t know why. I start getting confused sometimes and I can see it is tough on my family. What is wrong with me? I came to the […]

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